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    Madison Eats Food Tours

    We are one of the top things to do in Madison, Wisconsin.

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    Satisfy Your Culinary Curiosity

    Madison Eats Food Tours is Madison, WI’s premier food tour company, focused on supporting local chefs, producers and food artisans.

    Madison Eats gives you a taste of Madison, WI’s incredible food scene through walking and biking restaurant tours and culinary events. We partner exclusively with locally owned businesses, ensuring that your ticket purchase helps our city thrive! Madison Eats is locally owned and operated, with award-winning local food writer Otehlia Cassidy at the helm.

    Madison Eats, was founded in 2012, with its roots going back much longer. Otehlia started delving into Madison’s rich food scene through a food blog, and soon after began offering international culinary tour experiences. Madison Eats continues to offer international culinary tours while becoming deeply committed to supporting Madison’s local food economy. Madison Eats has grown to offer walking restaurant tours, bicycling brunch tours, private tours, bachelorette party outings, large group events, custom tours, market tours, and more!

    Madison has an amazing, inspiring and growing local food movement that continues to make this city a top destination for food lovers everywhere. Through delicious meals and fun events, Madison Eats is here to help you build a lasting and memorable connection to our vibrant city.

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    Why take a food tour?

    Most tours last about 3 hours and include stops at 5-6 restaurants where you will enjoy delicious food and drink samples and learn about the people behind them.  Our tours focus on food, fun and flavor!

    Fried pork dumplings at food tour stop, Monsoon SiamTaste


    Taste local, seasonal foods and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of bakeries and breweries. Meet chefs, farmers and artisan producers.

    Nutkrack cans lined in a row on counterSupport


    Support Madison’s independently owned restaurants, stores, bakeries, breweries & more

    Chef Evan Dannells with a goodwill team memberEnjoy


    Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of bakeries and breweries. Meet chefs, farmers and artisan producers.

    Food and drink group tour in front of Capital in Madison, WisconsinLearn


    Learn about the history of Madison’s favorite neighborhoods and our iconic local foods and drinks

    Bikers at Grand Sheraton plaza in Madison, WisconsinExplore


    Explore and discover off-the-beaten path neighborhoods and new eateries, or re-discover your favorite dining destinations.

    Guest stretching cheese curd on food tour stop Next Door Brewing Co.Connect


    Create lasting memories fueled by delicious flavors and fun experiences while connecting with old and new friends

    Meet Our Team

    Or should we say, your team of guides and event producers. With these folks, you’re in great hands—so you can use your hands to pick up and eat all the delicious food you’ll encounter on our tours!

    Madison Eats owner Otehlia Cassidy is eating tacos

    Otehlia Cassidy

    Owner, Guide

    Otehlia founded Madison Eats Food Tours in 2012, after spending years trying to create her ideal job combining her passion for local food, teaching, dancing, and sustainable development. What emerged is a business connecting people with Madison’s rich local food scene through exceptional food tours and events. 

    Otehlia Cassidy
    Tour guide Amanda Fry looking off into the distance holding champagne

    Amanda Fry

    Tour Guide

    I love all things food - trying new restaurants, baking for my friends and family, and even doing food tours when I travel!

    Amanda Fry
    Madison Eats tour guide, Amy Kruger doing yoga

    Amy Kruger

    Private Events Manager & Yoga Instructor

    When teaching yoga, I strive to raise my students' awareness of the importance of acknowledging, building and honoring our connection to others as well as to ourselves. I love teaching yoga for our small group culinary tour guests!

    Amy Kruger
    Madison Eats tour guide, Jenina Mella

    Jenina Mella

    Tour Guide

    Being a Madison Eats food tour guide combines my passion for food, with my love for my adoptive home and all it has to offer to both visitors and residents.

    Jenina Mella
    Shona Mitteldorf, group tour guide

    Shona Mitteldorf

    Tour Guide

    I enjoy exploring the delicious and diverse culinary scene here, and I look forward to sharing these delights with you on your next tour!

    Shona Mitteldorf
    The food choices were totally awesome and unique to Madison.


    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

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